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. >> this is the biggest story of president obama's history to this point -- >> stephanie: that's right. >> caller: he is the senator from oregon and i want everybody to call their senator and tell them to vote yes to the merckly amendment. at least this would make it harder -- it would force them to talk. it wouldn't be silent and it would get more attention to maybe the media would actually be forced to tell people what is going on. >> stephanie: yes. and by the way a number of unions announced opposal to the amendment. the president yesterday. >> obama: hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners if americans of every background stand up and say enough. we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will -- change will come. >> stephanie: by the way so the teacher's union explains why it support's obama's gun plans but not the nra. the largest teacher's union said they are wholeheartedly behind president obama's proposal. it came a day after the [ inaudible ] issued a statement [ inaudible ] -- the nra proposed arm
to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president imagurated. >> kind of like a wright of passage. >> at this school, it was practically unheard of. 8 out of 10 students come from low income house holds. this 8th grade teacher said he students live on some of the roughest streets. she said it would be a game changer for the students. >> it would cost 1,$760 per student. she and the students would -- $1,760 per student. that looked like an incredible number that was to be achieved. >> they had 4 months to make it happen. they signed students and parents up to volunteer at the cal football games. there were candy sales, bake sales. >> we sold candy and asking for donations. >> at least a 2.5 gpa to go and a requirement that each student do 10 hours of community service. and when the cash was counted, we raised about $30,000, and squeezing my sis, i'm so excited. >> we have been invited to a photo shoot with barbara lee, just like an eye conto me. >> the center sees this stri
is on until president obama's inauguration. the president's first inauguration made history. tonight, preparing to make history again. and one familiar voice. abc's david kerley at the white house tonight. ♪ at last >> reporter: what a night, the new first couple serenaded by beyonce. the singer is back, but this time will perform as the president stands on the steps of the capitol. other stars too, alicia keys, katy perry, but rather than ten inaugural balls, there will only be two. other changes too, at this second celebration. the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow in the white house. on monday he takes the oath again on the capitol steps with his hand on two bibles, martin luther king's, and president lincoln's. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: standing on the national mall, as many as 800,000 people. that is nearly twice as many people who attended the second inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and the party, today the president did a little work. >> this inauguration is a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully
history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next president... >> narrator: november 4, 2008. on this night, in chicago, inside barack obama's private world, the news began to sink in. >> i kept watching obama as he transformed from this young man to the next president of the united states. this was a different man. >> there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands who have gathered in grant park in chicago. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next first family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been more hopeful than i am tonight that we will get there. i promise you, we as a people will get there. god bless you, an
to be the second largest inaugural in history. >> malia obama and sasha obama. also, miss marian robinson. >> and of course, scott, there you see the first daughters announced. malia 14 and sasha 11. we heard the president joke recently that they don't want to spend any time with him now that they're teenagers. and so, he would have more time to spend with members of congress, as people are urging him to reach across the aisle. and of course, just like their mother, they are accomplished young women, but there is attention on their fashion, and they both are wearing purple. and malia, who's the taller there, is wearing j. crew, and sasha is wearing a kate spade coat and dress. of course, people pay close attention to that, scott, and as many young women look up to them as role models. >> very shortly we'll expect to see mrs. biden, dr. jill biden, the wife of the vice president, announced and seated as well, as the last few dignitaries take their places at the west front of the capitol. i mentioned the flags hanging in front of the capitol earlier. some of you may have noticed those and w
hand on history and thought right, i'm just going to go for this. and i feel at the moment that obama, he shows signs of wanting to do that but at the moment he hasn't actually done it. >> i think what happened is he wan ran on a hope that he could be above ideology, that he could bring red and blue together, and it just proved very difficult, if not impossible. i think he's learned that lesson. the most important thing to look for in a second term is what does a president learn from the experience of the first term? and already you see much more fiery kinds of language. you see him willing to draw the lines, and i think that boldness -- i agree with doug. i think the second term might well be bolder, just as fdr's was bolder in the first term. fdr had it easier in some ways. we were in such terrible shape that we had to do something. and the country looked for leadership. it was less clear what we needed in the financial depression than it was in the real depression. so i would say the second term is going to be the mark of what happens in the future. this is an obvious statement. >>
ancestral history. he toured the houses where young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family homes and sites where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours, david maraniss joins booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." and then to take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> host: david maraniss, you write in "barack obama: the story" that no life could have been or more the product of randomness than that of barack obama. >> guest: well, it's the whole world coming together accidentally in 1960. a father who happens to come there from kenya pause he reads a story in the saturday evening post that describes the university of hawaii as a great place because of its diversity and a mother or who gets there because she has a father who has this wanderlust, is never satisfied wherever he is, and he ends up in hawaii selling furniture. and then they meet in a russian class, and can here comes barack obama who emerges as a whole global random existence of his own until he becomes president of the united states. >> host: where did their lives begin
ancestral history. he toured toured the houses were young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family home where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours david maraniss joint booktv joined booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." we will take your calls e-mails andta tweets. >> host: david maraniss you write in "barack obama: theth story" that no life could've been more the product ofs randomness than that of baracks obama. >> guest: is the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu hawaii. a father who's destined to come there from kenya because he readsb a story in the saturday evening posted describes thesci university of hawaii is a great place because ofun its diversity and a mother who gets there because she has a father who ha this wanderlust and is nevernv satisfied wherever he he is in and set them selling furniture. the meat in a russian class but here comes barack obama whowh emerges as a whole global random existence of his own until he u becomes president of united states. >> host: where did their lives begin i
to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama. >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it. to feel it, live it. experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland, they grew up living a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to actually go in the back of the restaurant and wasn't able to sit at the counter. >> reporter: carol heys never imagined an african-american president sworn in or hear him speak of the ideals martin luther king espoused. >> a little girl born in poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed. >> reporter: he uttered a three letter word never spoken in a presidential address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: the address seemed bolder than the last one, smacking of a state of the union address as he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name calling as reasoned debate.
of history of the presidency of barack obama. everyone talks about how in the second term, presidents run for history. this is that first kind of draft, isn't it? >> some ways that's a dangerous concept. think about it, all of a sudden you're playing to the academic jury, that's the ultimate electorate, the people who will decide if you're a near great president or average president, you know, whether you're a teddy roosevelt or a chester arthur, and you probably shouldn't be playing to them more than any other particular interest group. i'm part of the jury. see, you only get to vote for president once are we get to vote over and over again. but presidents really, it seems to me, that's just one more interest group they should avoid tailoring their actions. >> we talk about second it terms a lot. how presidents can avoid the pitfalls that's plagued so many during the second term. >> i don't think there's a second term curse. a number of factors including the media, the 24/7 news cycle, the saturation coverage, everything that a president does or says or that his family does or says. >> i
hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> more than half a million people converge on the capitol for tomorrow's ceremonial inauguration. tonight, as washington dresses up for a date with history, we look at the realities and challenges of a second obama term. and will michelle obama remake her own agenda as first laid chill? perspective from an insider who knows the obamas well. >>> plus, two uniquely american stories. our interview this year's inaugural poet and the band from little rock, marching tomorrow in the footsteps of history. >>> good evening. for all the drama of a long, hard-foutd campaign, it took all of a half a minute for president obama today to take the oath that officially starts his second term in office. without pomp or pageantry, it was a simple affair in the white house blue room, with his wife and daughters at his side. the president fulfilling you the constitutional requirement of being sworn in on 290th of january. thousands have descended on this city tonight to share in tomorrow's traditional public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the secon
about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him toct on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government. >> it shows the social democrats and greens g
there will be a lot of focus domestic issues. what about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government.
and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was over in less that a minute. >> i did it. >> the constitution requires it on the 20th of january because the day fell on the weekend they will do it again for the public tomorrow and on the national mall security is set with miles of fencing. >> you can see preparations here well under way here on the mall and hear behind me the dress rehearsal happening for the music. >> reporter: this will not be as big as four years ago, 700,000 are expected to attend compared to $1.8 million. that does not matter -- to 1.
to accommodate souvenir seekers. >> it's a keepsake. it's a part of history. it has the image of president obama on it and every time we mention special sales locations on twitter, we hear from folks outside the region who are asking folks to pick them up for them. >> one last note if at all possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. all five rail lines have a metro station near the mall. >> reporter: and by the way, metro rail is running until 2:00 in the morning. tony and allison, back to you. >> thank you so much. >> let's get an update on traffic. julie wright, on time traffic. >> on time traffic brought to you by toyota. >> all right. tony and allison and karen's reporting a lot of pedestrian traffic headed into downtown. thank you metro. and metro says end of the line stations are 75 to 80% full at this point. that's what we're noticing around the area. those stops are getting full quickly. hop on the metro and head into downtown. this happens to be 7th and e street. long security lines security checkpoints along d street and 13th street. headed into town, you'll find the 14
, anderson, but it was a real day of history, and the sense i got from president obama, this is a man who is headed towards a second term now and has a determination that he's going to try to push through the things he really cares about. that's what i thought the real theme of his speech was today. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter:
for president obama. the first african-american to be president, as if the whole history of our country was coming full circle with the ending of slivery and now the first african-american president. >> the man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> the crowds were reveling in that spirit. 1.8 million than have ever been there before. just the idea that we have come this far as a nation. a sense of unity and a sense of pride. i think in our country that this was finally happening. let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ come together right now >> as we continue counting down to the president's offi
in history. president obama will be sworn in a private ceremony tomorrow. then monday thousands of people will be back here at the national mall for the public ceremony and parade to follow. reporting live near capitol hill, i'm danielle lee. >> danielle, thank you. >> you can see the wind blowing in danielle's hair. it's quite breezy. we want to take a look at what the kick off to inauguration means weatherwise. >> our coverage continues to chuck bell. >> good morning, everybody. saturday morning and already a noticeable south breeze outside this morning. that's going to be a big part of your saturday forecast. that's the way it looks from our city camera view first thing this morning. with a clear sky, it's 34 degrees in downtown washington. a wind out of the south averaging 15 miles an hour has windchills back down into the low and mid-20s. actual air temperatures, low and mid-30s. but with that breeze outside, it sure does feel cold. good thing, nothing showing up on doppler. we'll be 100% dry today and tomorrow as well. there's your saturday planner. plenty of chilly sunshine today.
history at president obama's inauguration. >>> the unusual weapon that was turned in during a bay area gun drive. >>> little too intense for me out there? >> our exclusive interview with a stranded bay area surfer. washington, d-c.. on the day commemorating president obama's second inauguration. >>> now at 6:30, the sun sets in washington, d.c. on president obama's second inauguration. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> a lot of people traveled from the bay area to the inauguration. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. you met a group of oakland eighth graders who found a way to attend christin? >> reporter: that's right. their teacher says it really was ton likely fairy tale. 46 students, many of them low income. some of them had never even left oakland, suddenly given the opportunity to see barack obama sworn in here in washington, d.c. >> for any student, the opportunity of a lifetime. the trip to see the president inaugurated. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> it was like a lot of people. >> at this u
of a real life history session that she helped happen. >> i worked on the obama campaign this fall, so i love being a part of history. it's wonderful. >> reporter: her mom from akron, ohio, said it best. >> these are the real patriots of our nation. they've come to see the most important ceremony we have. >> and the public swearing in ceremony is at 11:30 tomorrow. there will be plenty to entertain the early birds. kelly clarkson, alicia keys, james taylor, the list is long, but the star of the show, of course, president barack obama. >> thank you, audrey. >>> as you mentioned, the crowds will be smaller tomorrow, but you can expect tight security for president obama's second inauguration. thousands of out of town police officers have been sworn in to help d.c.'s regular contingent of law enforcement. fox 5's karen gray houston has that part of the story. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy -- >> reporter: a u.s. marshal deputized 150 law enforcement officers from around the country at a special swearing in ceremony to help out metro transit police. >> we could not do it w
ago history was made. our first african-american president. and we're days from president obama's second inauguration coming on martin luther king day. but from day one of the administration, the right wing rhetoric has been ugly. they've called him un-american, lazy, a food stamp president. this was once the party of lincoln. what happened? joining me now, jonathan capehart, opinion writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. and victoria defrancesco soto. an msnbc contributor. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> thanks rb reverend. >> jonathan, almost 45 years from the death of dr. king, would you think we'd be here right now in our politics? >> well, no. you would think that we would have at least our politics would have advanced farther along than this. colin powell sunday as you said spoke truth to the republican party. he didn't say anything that you or i or victoria or a vast majority of the country doesn't already know, understand, and accept. that the republican party is going to continue to lose presidential elections. it's going to
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differently. >> john: president obama's boldest actions for gun control in history. the president's mind and heart always seem to be in the same place, as is clear when gun control was brought up during the first october 16th presidential debate. >> obama: there have been too many instances during the course of my presidency where i've had to comfort families who have lost somebody, most recently out in aurora. my belief is, a, we have to enforce the laws we've already got. make sure that we're keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. we've done a much better job in terms of background checks but we've got more to do when it comes to enforcements. but i also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets. >> john: that was actually the second debate from hofstra, you can tell because the president was awake for it. with me is michael hastings whose book "panic 2012: the inside story of boom's campaign is so good that it would make theodore white green with envy." >> john: i'm guessing stanley mcchr
the internet. on monday, president obama with the first lady by his side again, after already making history four years ago. in front of 2 million spectators. our special report on the swearing-in just before noon tomorrow. i'll see you from washington with a special edition tomorrow night. and we'll all see you here on monday. good night.
will obama's legacy match up with the greatest presidents in history? i'll speak to two historians, including the woman who wrote the book on lincoln. >> the white house will hold a private swearing in ceremony for president obama. not to be outdone, on sunday, republicans will hold a private swearing at ceremony for president obama. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long (announcer) scottrade knows our and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can qu
must be different. >> today, president obama made white house history by being the first president to make gun control legislation his first presidential legislative priority. the president was preceded to the microphone today and introduced by the only person who could have put together a full presidential legislative package on gun control in only 30 days. the man who was chairman of the senate committee that passed the original assault weapons ban 20 years ago, the man who took the stage today as clearly the most valuable vice president of the modern age. >> it has been 33 days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific senseless violence that took place at sandy hook elementary school. 20, 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that is supposed to be their second sanctuary. six, six members of the staff killed, trying to save those children. we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to everything in our power to stop the prospect of something like that happening again. >> the vice president described the meeting last month with 22 groups, gu
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and who's paying. tom? >> barack obama's first inauguration was the biggest event in d.c. history, drawing 1.8 million people and costing approximately $130 million, according to public records. now, private donations picked up about $50 million of that. leaving taxpayers with a tab of about $80 million. so, what are we looking at this time? let's start with one of the big ticket items which is security. of course the secret service will be in charge once again, but they need a lot of help because look at all the territory they have to put under hard protection from way down here by the washington monument and the white house to way up by the capitol and there's some special needs in that area. for example, think about the parade route where the president will travel up pennsylvania avenue, passing between tens of thousands of people and probably walking part of the way. so 10,000 active military and national guard troops were used last time joined by another 8,000 police officers from 56 agencies. no one will tell us how much this cost for security reasons. for jet fighters, boats, bikes,
. the significance of president obama's election, his second term in the totality of the african-american history. >> well, i mean, i don't know approximate we can overstate the significance. of course, here we are on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, the celebration holiday at any rate. we're looking at the second term of the first african-american president. i think in a very real sense, what we see is a real integration of america's community of african descent into the body politic in a way that is unprecedented. the folks coming to town, who came to town four years ago, who voted in record numbers in the elections of '08 and '12 respectively. we see a marking of the participation in the body politic that has brought us to another level in terms of african-american civic participation i think. >> dr. carr, in terms of the presidency, how do you think history will view president barack obama? >> that's a very good question. very good question. he really is at the midpoint in so many ways. i mean, we have a president who has passed so much legislation or spurred the passage of so much legislat
contaminated ground water supply. a big debate over that. no word on yet if it moves obama to make a decision that could create thousands of jobs for americans who desperately need them. when we come back, is the obama administration the least transparent? history? a new report. mentioned gay marriage, immigration, climate change, but where was the talk about unemployment in president obama's inaugural address? more reaction coming up. ♪ what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ gerri: democratic apoll gists saying the president gets to the economic agenda, get to it in the state of the union next month. don't hold your breath. the 2,000 word speech from the inauguration, the economy, the number one issue for so many voters, is only mentioned three times. with more on this, todd buckles,
for the history books. that does it for us live from >>> you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. >> and now a message of moving forward. president obama gets to work today on his second term agenda. >> harry taliban hunter. the prince home from afghanistan. he has war stories to tell. >> and winter weather alert. a big chill and a big snowstorm forming. it could mess up travel in a huge way this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speec
speech we've heard barack obama give. it was tracing american history saying that he faced to our ideals we have to change and we have to change in a collective direction. we have to guarantee equal income for women for the same work, he mentioned gay rights, mentioned climate change, he mentioned preserving medicare social security. i thought it was pretty much laying down quite liberal agenda, there was none of the bipartisan, transpartisan stuff of the first speech. and there was none of what you would call conservative speech. there was very little when he talked about story of american history it was the story of seneca, thelma, stonewall. not the story of inventors, capitalism. that was -- that's different. >> that makes it liberal? >> i think so. these are two different areas people tend to emphasize. it was less about cap stallism or hard choices, i don't think there was a mention of terrorism. so i think it was a pretty forthrightly progressive speech. >> mark shields? >> i'd like to come down squarely on the side of my colleague in this. that the president pleaded for unity
of the history book? >> that is certainly the intention of the obama administration. you know, it was certainly their intention the first four years of their administration, as well. but going into the next four years, what has really changed in the last several weeks is the public sentiment has swung so far in their favor in the wake of the newtown shootings. so they realize that they've got a tough fight ahead of themselves. facing a republican-led house of representatives. certainly we've got motivated people on the other side of the argument who are trying to defend what they perceive to be their second amendment rights to bear arms. but with public sentiment having swung the pendulum in the favor of the obama administration's platform and tightened gun control legislation and the specific clauses banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines, i think they're more than motivated now. >> gun sales are up since newtown. up since newtown. does that tell you that investors at least think there's not going to be amainingful decrease in the value of gun manufacturers and in the sale of guns
.c. and i've got a bit of history, too. exclusive interview with three people that helped president obama win the second term, three of the very closest advisers. former senior adviser david axelrod, ken messina. they have never, ever sat down together for a joint interview on television until now. enjoy this. >> welcome to you all. this is a rare political event. a piece of history. the three of you have never given a joint television interview. >> i think you should go to the smithsonian as long as we're in washington. put it right in the vault there. >> it is a big day for the president. for america. but also, i think, for you three because you've been so instrumental really in getting barack obama to where he is. he is now got the luxury of a second term. what does that bring him? start with you, david. what would you love to see his legacy end up being after four more years? >> i think the legacy he's after, the legacy we're all working for is to revitalize this economy and the country in such a way that there's new vitality that american compact saying if you work hard you can get a
smart trip cards and fare cards. >> it is a keepsake. it is a part of history. it has the image of president obama on it and we are all seeing every time we mention the special sales locations on twitter, we hear from folks who are outside the region who are asking folks inside the region to pick them up for them. >> reporter: one last note, if at all possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> not done yet. one more reminder. three stations are closed, archives, mount vernon and smithsonian are closed. >> a look at the morning's headlines. five people shot and killed in new mexico and police say a 15- year-old pulled the trigger. >> our inauguration coverage continues all day right here on fox 5 news and myfoxdc.com. you can go to our web site to find out how to share your photos and video. get latest on news alerts and road closures and much more.  >>> taking a look at some other stories making headlines today, taliban is taking responsibility for an attack ate police headquarters in kabul. it happened early
offices to accommodate souvenir seekers. >> a keep sack. it's part of history. it has the image of president obama on it and every time we mention special sales locations on twitter, we hear from folks outside the region asking folks inside the region to pick them up for them. >> one last note f at all possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. all five rail lines have a metro station near the mall. in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> president obama's ride will have new license plates tomorrow. his limo will display the district's taxation without representation design. the district plate design calls attention to the fact that d.c. has no voting members in congress. >>> a wreath laying ceremony was held at the martin luther king junior memorial. reverend al sharpton and king's son, martin luther king the third went to the ceremony. the civil rights legend is honored with a national holiday monday. the president plans to pay tribute to king by using a bible owned by the civil rights leader as he takes the public oathth of office. stay with fox 5
of hours on this year's floats that will represent the home days of the obamas and bidens, and key moments in civil rights history. >>> well, organizers hope a different approach will help cut down on the chaos ticket holders experienced in 2009. there would be more volunteers directing visitors to the right areas for the ceremony. a new mobile app. will also help guide people around the congested areas. more cell towers are going up to make sure that everyone has phone service. in fact, 250,000 people are expected to attend the swearing-in alone. >>> president obama will show his support for d.c. voting rights during the inauguration for the first time his limo will have the district's taxation without representation license plates on it. the white house says the president has seen how unfair it is to the families in the district to work hard, pay their taxes without having a vote in congress. that's right. the plates will be on the white house vehicles throughout president obama's second term. >>> well, 40,000 people are expected to pack their presents to the inaugural ball events. that
'o and the story are not there yet. mike taibbi, nbc news, less angeles. >>> here in washington more history will be made tomorrow as president obama is officially sworn in for his second term ahead of his ceremonial swearing in on inauguration day monday. kristen welker has more from the white house tonight. >> reporter: president obama kicking off his inauguration weekend by lending a hand to the nationwide day of service. >> this inauguration we're going to be, it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: but there are still deep divides, including an upcoming deadline over the debt dealing which is the nation's borrowing limit. this week's top republicans offered a new plan that would increase the limit for three months and require congress to pass the budget within that time frame or else no pay. >> we're saying is we will extend the debt limit until the time line where you have a budget a road map. >> reporter: republicans are hoping that strategy will lead democrats to
voted against the debt ceiling too. now, how does obama come away with that kind of history and accuse the republicans of shutting down the government and demonizing them? how does he do that? >> well, i think there's a long history of partisan hypocrisy and deal making on this deal. what we see obama doing is trying to take control of that political fight so that those who would get political advantage by say voting against raising the debt ceiling which tends to be popular. people -- you know, the american public, they hear debt ceiling and they think no, let's not do that. that sounds awful to give government more money to spend. he's trying to turn it around. but it absolutely is a dynamic that he exemplploited when he w senator. >> robert costa, let's look at this for a minute. republicans have a tricky situation. because the country does not want us to default. and this whole business of managing accounts and prioritizing, there's 80 million payment accounts. i know the interest on the debt will be paid, but to some extent the gop has got to watch itself, robert. they could come
and debt problems less s&p to downgrade the u.s. credit rating for the first time in history. >> geithner steered the major economic moves in the first term and now he is stepping down. president obama's pick to replace him is jack lew, who has established a close relationship with the president. lew is not is chummy with republicans on the hill after the debt ceiling negotiation back in 2011. for that reason and others, his confirmation hearing could be bumpy. if confirmed, he will be dealing with the top issue in this second term, how to get the economy moving and addressing the country's long term fiscal problems. >> this is a president that is forced to grapple with the budget woes, with the economy that cannot get over the hump. it will consume most of his time, i believe, in the second term. >> what he cannot do going into the term is go from economic crisis to economic crisis. that is not leadership. he has to figure out how to address this in ay way. our health care reform cannot waste, must not wait and will not wait another year. >> passing health care legislation early on was h
. we will tell you why the coaches are set to make super bowl history. >> it is president obama's second term. what we are expecting and what is next for students from lee university. we will tell you why they are preparing to hit the high note at today's ceremony. >> four minutes till the top of the hour. take a look at the nfl edition of the good, the bad, the ugly. first the good. it's brother versus brother in the super bowl and 49ers coach jim harbaugh against older brother, john. and regarding this move, for several minutes he's out and luckily he did get up on his own. the ugly, back to jim harbaugh, going ballistic with the falcons got the benefit of a controversial call over a catch and cost him his head set, in the end they ended up winning. and we're taking a live look at the capitol, in six hours, president obama will take the oath ushering in his second term. and for some it's a first. >> reporter: it was last october when lee university's president received a telephone call from senator lamar alexander, inviting the school's choir to perform at the inauguration.
there and thousands flooded the capital to watch history happen as president obama was sworn in for a second term. ktvu's ken pritchett was there as thousands of supporters applauded and cried. live now to washington with more. ken? >> reporter: well, this afternoon one official estimated 1 million people. it is less than the 1.8 million who attended four years ago. an impressive sight to see. >> i was here. >> reporter: this man talking t- shirts was part of history, long with everyone who filled the mall. >> amazing. great experience. >> reporter: people walked for blocks. and standing in long lines to get through security gates. she says it is better than four years ago. >> it is better. a lot colder. >> reporter: most people had to watch the ceremony on giant screens. >> so help you god. >> reporter: the swearing in was just part of the show for the crowd. hoping to get a glance of the president. >> yes. it is worth it. i breathed the air president obama breathed. >> reporter: the president stepped out of the lemo and walked down pennsylvania -- limo and walked down pennsylvania avenue. >> i
years after making history this morning president obama takes the oath of office again in a small ceremony at the white house. he has been talking about what this day means on-line with the inaugural committee. >> inauguration remind us what we have as fellow citizens promoting the common good. >> he talked about the inauguration to children at a washington school where the first family picked up paintbrushes as part of saturday's national day of service. >> it is a symbol of how democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. it should be an affirmation we are all in this together. >> the care packages for soldiers he is swearing in this morning at the naval observe to observe tori. security is tight, washington is expecting more than half a million people. >> we are excited as many americans as possible will be able to be a parted of this. >> it will be a smaller audience but this group is bringing 6 bus loads. >> we are sporting him and the things he is trying to do for this country. today the ceremony welcoming back the president. >> he is using three different bibles. t
barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lake
. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> it was a moment for the history books. president obama gets set to take his second oath of office. there is a national day of service. a private and a public swearing in followed by a parade and inauguration ball. as steve handelsman tells us there's a more serious undertone for this inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the presidential viewing stand bulletproof rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. and today there's more 0 conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrowing limit but just for th
need today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. >> reporter: mr. obama, beverly mckinney sees living proof of dr. king's dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world. if you don't do that, it was all nor naught. >> reporter: a message these former southern californians say has inspired own family. their son won the presidential award for academics and a trip they hope will stay with him forever. >> i tell my son, strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> and christin ayers is in washington for this morning's inaugural event. >> and she joins us by the phone from the national mall where the stage is set and security is mighty tight as well. good morning, give us your impressions. you've been there i would imagine several hours so far just going through security and whatnot, right. >> reporter: that's right, we have been here for hours and security is tight. we stood in line for about 3 1/2 hours trying to get through a media entrance and were later
. barack obama is the only president in american history to be sworn in by a chief justice whose confirmation he voted against, which obama did when he was a senator in 2005. citizens united, a decision deeply offense sive to the obama administration, which the president attacked in the state of the union address in 2010, in front of john roberts, something robert didn't like at all. june 25 last year the obama care decision the central achievement of his presidency august 5-4 decision where chief justice roberts shocked everyone, myself very much included, voting to uphold the law, that makes up for everything else h that decision got other wake the obama presidency would look very different. >> david, anthony kennedy would have done that wouldn't have been that shocked but for the chief justice you john roberts, to do it, it says a lot about where he is coming from. >> it does. and there's a lot -- there are a lot of indications that at the end of the day john roberts placed the reputation of the court above all other considerations, because if he had gone against obama care, d
been arrested but police continue to look for at least three other suspects. >>> president obama was sworn in today and made history in the process. katie campbell is covering and shows us what would. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term after being sworn in in the blue room of the white house. you can be sure roberts said the oath careful this time four-years ago he stumbled on the words. >> that i will execute -- >> the president of the united states -- >> reporter: so the president had to be sworn in again and that is why president obama is the only two-term president to be sworn in two times. and vice president joe biden because sworn in at the naval observe tory. and then the first family also attended the african-american church as part of the celebration of martin luther king day. when a president and vice president are sworn it, it is only for a four-year term so they need to be sworn in for another four-years. >> barbara walters was hospitalized after suffering a fall. she suffered a cut on her head. the 83-year-old walters was taken to the hospita
,000 people to crowd on to the national mall where i'm standing to watch history in the making. president obama taking the oath of office for the final time. all along where i'm standing there are big screens to help people get as close a view as possible, even as they are prodded several blocks back from where the ceremony is actually taking place. the president won't be sworn in until just before noon. the ceremony does begin much sooner, closer to 9:30. people are going to need to dress warm because it is chilly out here this morning. security force this event is tight. up to 150 blocks around where i'm standing are shut down. thousands of servicemen and officers are here dealing with crowd control and also security. there's also a 30 mile no fly zone. after the ceremony will be the parade. one of the highlights are going to be eight floats dedicated to the first and second families and then also civil rights, one specifically dedicated to martin luther king jr. of course, the first lady and president obama will round out all these festivities and an entire weekend full of celebration
obama give. it was really tracing american history and saying to keep faith to our ideals we have to change in a llective direction. we have to guarantee women equal income for the same work, he he mentioned gay rights and climate change and preserving medicare and social security. i thought it was laying down a liberal agenda." did you see it that way, mark? >> i think without a doubt, this was a progressive speech from a guy who has offered himself up sometimes as something more post-partisan. no doubt that almost every major progressive desire, vision o amica wa laid out i the spee. again, nothing surprising about what he believes. i thought the most surprising thing about the speech-- and it goes the point david brooks is making-- there's something surprising in it. there's nothing he said about these issues are important to him that was new or fresh or allowed us to see into his vision of how to move the country forward on them as opposed to simply saying "i am a progressive and these are the things i believe and i'll fight for." >> rose: how do you see this, john? this liber
and speak to history. lincoln did in the 1865, f.d.r. in 1937, now it's obama's chance." did he do that? >> yeah, i think he did it pretty well. this wasn't lincoln 1865 but we haven't had one since. the closest was roosevelt 1937. we're not likely to see that, charlie. i thought he did what brand said he should do. i appreciate what mark is saying but i think this is not a programmatic speech. this is not a speech where you talk about here's my four-point jobs program. it's a speech about vision and i thought he gave a good sense of where he wanted the country to be i think it clearly was a progressive democratic speech. in f you read reagan's in 1985 it was a conservative republican speech. and a as for those who say -- i watched fox news who say he didn't offer olive branches or reach across the table to try to encourage bipartisanship, i would note 16 years ago bill clinton in his second inaugural said that you have sent a democratic president and a republican congress back to washington, you didn't send us back to engage in bickering and partisanship. within a year they were impeac
speeches speak to people generations later who will hear them -- this is what obama is about. it will be a big speech about process moving forward. those themes moving forward about how the arc of history bends toward progress. >> during his original speech from 2009, many of the quotes we know aren't from his inaguration speech and his acceptance speech at the convention. do we expect some big lines to take on a bigger theme? >> the bigger theme is of the campaign -- forward talking about progress and not the specifics of progress but -- broader ideas of a more just society. people working together to accomplish big things and pushing the arc of the country. >> let's talk about the first 100 days with the honeymoon effect. do you expect he'll have one and what will he try to get through? >> any idea of a honeymoon is gone with the nature of washington. he doesn't ahve democratic majoritiets but he will push on gun control, the immigration push will start and he'll make a push to have major immigration reform and pass the citizenship -- with the documents and there are big fi
to witness history. the second inauguration of president obama. >> reporter: good morning to you tony and allison. been a busy day. people have been coming far from near. they brought props with them. they have a very interesting story. tell us your name and how you are connected with your doctor. >> my name is dr. connie davidson. i am from oakland, california. >> let me help you with the flag here. i have worked with this school and student teachers at this school. and so i work there and my daughter works at the school as the art teacher. so her children put this together to say congratulations to barack obama. >> you didn't come last time? >> no, i didn't. the day after the election and i was on my computer and i said if you don't go now you are never going to go. i made the reservations and called her and told her she was going. >> let me see what her response was since you got her the job she was going to go to this. tell us your name. >> my name is christine davidson. >> and your mom hooked me up. >> she's one of the best moms in the whole wide world tchlt she said do you want
. the white house has already unveiled a white house and a twitter hash tag. >> president obama's on the right side of the history here, he's on the right side of how to keep our children and americans safe. >> i'm very proud of president obama and certainly vice president biden who's done so much work on bringing everybody together. >> he really went big, he went broad. this is a comprehensive approach, an amazing job done by the vice president, incredible courage by the president. >> but the nra vows the fight of the century and republicans strongly condemn the president's ideas. senator blunt said, he's attempting to restrict the second amendment rights of law abiding americans. congressman scalise, any attempt by president obama to take away gun rights will meet strong opposition in congress. it was senator rand paul who went the farthest. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers, they didn't want to let the president become a king. i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn
of a chocolate sandwich. >> and i like chocolate. >> tell your republican colleagues. >> president obama came into office promising a lot of change but the tone in washington really got worse. what gives here? what happened? >> it did. i think when you look at the history of it, you had something very different with president obama, something that never happened before. and sort of culturally -- >> hang on. your beard. just pull your mic away -- there you go. >> there we go. is that better? >> yeah. >> sorry, got to shave tomorrow. so i think you -- >> come here, cornell. >> you're going fix it? >> yeah. >> that's love right there. that's love right there. >> go ahead. >> so i think when the president came in, you saw a lot of people who were a little shocked, a little sort of cultural shocked by what was going on. so it was a natural reaction to some -- to me, sort of more curl turley than anything. when you saw the reaction to the president, you know that wasn't all about politics. and i think moving forward, you see him talking about it's not just him being the change. but we are the chang
are incredibly important for what barack obama, president obama is going to stand for in history. i agree with maria, it has to be about unity. tomorrow is a day for lofty rhetoric. not a day for details or policy specifics. it's a day to bring us together to make us all feel american and celebrate democracy. you know what i think he's going to try to be? memorable. very few memorable state of the inaugural addresses. i think he is going to shoot for that memory tomorrow. >> a lot of democrats in town and a lot of the parties today, tomorrow, will be democrats. what do you do if you're a republican this weekend? what is the right way to behave today, tomorrow and then going forward, do you think? >> watch it on tv and eat ice cream. >> eat bonbons on the couch. >> dump your thumb in whiskey. let me tell you. i love the pomp and circumstance, i love the ceremony it and i love the significance. both maria and i were not born here. we come from different countries where there has been political strife. seeing this public transition that happens peacefully every four years time after time, ha
his own story of american history. it was very clear that barack obama was telling a story that was about the expansion of rights. he hit upon some sort of odd moments that you don't always see put together. i mean a lot of people have been commenting on the mention of stonewall in particular and his coming out and really folding gay rights into this story of expansion. one of the things that i didn't see so much and sort of in contrast to f.d.r. or in contrast to t.r., too, is that you didn't see a lot of economic populism here, right? on the one hand he's telling this big story of expanded rights and social movements. on the other hand you didn't hear a lot about labor unions or wall street. you didn't hear a lot about the financial crisis. when franklin roosevelt came out in 1937 he said they have forced the money changers from the temple. you didn't get that kind of sort of populist liberalism here from obama. >> not really his style. i would be surprised if he had done that one. >> i mean, what is really fascinating is the untold story, the story yet to unfold in this
these are the kinds of moments that barack obama tends to shine. >> george washington gave the shortest speech ever, four sentences, 135 words or something like that. what are we expecting today? >> we don't expect history to repeat itself. george washington at that point was rather p.o.ed at his treatment in the media of the day. george washington, his private secretary said no sound on earth could compete with that of george washington swearing a blue streak. short of that, he didn't want to run for a second term anyway so he gave his very short, very odd, almost dare to congress. >> we are watching the first daughters and i guess the first mother-in-law walk through the marion robertson, ma leaand sasha obama. ma leais 14 and sasha is 11. they are dressed head to toe in jay crew. >> thank you for the fashion. >> i will be keeping up with the fashion all day. >> what do you look to in the past when you look at a second inaugural? >> i think it's another affirmation of the american system, have people out on the mall, see the president and the transfer of power and that's the glory of american sys
oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his big speech tomorrow, in part, to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> you'll see a president who wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: after today's oath was complete, the president's 11-year-old daughter was happy to see dad got the words right. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> we got
, this choice of jason wu for michelle obama to choose jason wu again for this important moment in history. wow, what a shock to the fashion world. that is your very first look at the sketch that jason wu made of michelle obama's inaugural gown. if you cannot read the writing, i'll walk you through it top to bottom. gold embellished ring. as we have heard and seen from the notes, this was a diamond handmade ring by jewelry designer kimberly mcdonald. obviously used for the gown there, right at the top, at the halter portion. draped chiffon with texture, red dye to match duchess satin belt. and column skirt, and as you can see there on the bottom, signed by jason wu. really extraordinary. you know, when she walked out on that stage, i don't know how long president obama's speech was beforehand, but it seemed like a very, very 10 to 15 minutes as the world was really waiting to watch michelle obama emerge. as he likes to call her, his better half. boy, did she look spectacular tonight. this was a gown that was a mix of chiffon and velvet. keeping in line, really, with the type of styles that she
to the races ever since. hillary clinton. barack obama hoping to make history this day. everyone is seated. everyone is ready for this big moment. as you can see, melia in the background, sasha right behind her. the mother with her new bangs. i want to make sure i am on top of these crucial developments. we are making note of the presidents who are here. george bush senior and his son are not there today. jimmy carter is there today. bill clinton is there today. and, again, joe biden, one of the longest serving senators in the history. he may be making all the moves down to make himself in opposition as well. let's take a peek at what is going on. >> the honorable charles schumer. [ cheering ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching, welcome to the capital and to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its majesty and, most of all, it is meaning. it is sacred and cautious and trusting a power from we
are entering a rare moment in history. president obama faces as president clinton and george w. bush before him the challenge of giving a second inaugural message to the american people. what advice would you give him? >> i would say be very conciliatory. that is what -- whether he feels it or not, that is what i think he has to do. if he is not it will be an insight whether or not he is experiencing that second term malady that many presidents experience, hubris, there are too many rhetorical flourishes, these is thinking about his lebanon si after gibes that he wants to do battled in 2014 and take complete power and move this country further down the road he wants it to go. i would watch for that. is it conciliatory. >> heather: i want to take a look at favorability ratings. president obama is down as he heads into second term, it's 48% compared to president bush who was 57% as he entered second term. president clinton down slightly and president reagan who was up 51 to 64%. so brad, does president obama face an uphill battle from here? >> he does. all the more reason to be conciliatory. we h
? and standing before the grave of this slave who changed history, and made the history of the present day possible. without douglass, there is no obama. >> without lincoln, there is no obama. so it's not only a matter, is it, of faith in history, it's a matter of faith in people who have the imagination and the audacity to make history. >> absolutely. and certainly frederick douglass understood his role in terms of acting as an advocate during lincoln's administration. he was obviously putting some pressure on the white house. at the same time, he was issuing a call to arms to his own community to rise up because he understood that history ultimately comes from below. it isn't -- you know, is it part of he's enveloping lincoln in a movement. there's a movement that surrounds lincoln and the other abolitionists to move all of this forward and make it a reality. >> there weren't 10,000 people with you there at the tomb, but the poem suggests someone else had been there and left this newspaper? >> there were other pele who had come before me and had left various objects. i don't know who the
to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are being set aside in a show of democracy and unity for all the world to see. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>> we're live here on the west front of the united states capitol for one of the grandest celebrations of democracy in the world. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. less than three hours from now, on this stage, right behind me, president obama will raise his hand and publicly take the oath of office. we'll show you that and every big moment of this inauguration day. we're learning about the sources of inspiration for the president's inauguration speech
-- and told history of the united states. it draws on archival findings and recently declassified documents. it examined everything from the cold war to the fall of communism, continuing through to the obama administration. this is a trailer for the miniseries. >> i want to make it as exciting as it can be. history is an interesting subject. we want to report what actually happened. you cannot just except what is handed down. this is the key to the whole series, is to find out how we got to where we are. it is a great, great story. >> that was the trailer for "the untold history of the united states." it will air on monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and is available on demand. oliver stone joins us here in new york, and we are joined by his co-author, peter. we welcome you both to "democracy now." oliver stone, you have been working on this for years, and be announced to people. why? >> it was apri big job for need. i have been working on it for four and a half years. i recently discussed wallace and the bomb at one of his glasses and we ended up talking for about an hour, hour-and-a-half. walla
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